Deepin have just released a new updated version of their beautiful Linux distribution bringing us up to version 20.1. The new ISO weighs in at just under 3GB. This version builds upon the major overhaul in the desktop environment we saw in Deepin v20. Deepin 20.1 ships with a new kernel (5.8) and uses the repositories from Debian 10.6. This update also brings with it improved performance by ‘optimization of kernel configuration and codes’. During the start up of the Deepin 20.1 installation it will default to booting with the 5.4 kernel. In order to use the newer 5.8 kernel you will need to select advanced features and select it from there. Other than that installation is quick and pain free.
There has been enhancements made to the desktop environment which includes changes made to the control center. You can now switch between ‘Balanced’, ‘Power Saver’ and ‘High Performance’ in the power settings. Deepin 20.1 brings with it improved Bluetooth features and you can now do small file transfers between Bluetooth devices.
Deepin 20.1 also brings with it the introduction of some new in house applications. These new applications will replace the older applications that it was using before such as FireFox as it’s default web browser.
New Deepin apps ;
- Browser (replaces Firefox)
- Mail (replaces Thunderbird)
- Disk Manager (replaces Gpartes)
- Camera (replaces Cheese)
For a full breakdown of all the new features and improvements of Deepin 20.1 click here to read the changelog. What do you think of the new features and improvements in this new release? Let me know in the comments below!